SCIC Reading Circles are coming back this Fall! Join us on Wednesdays, October 11th, 18th, and 25th to read “Daylight Come” by Diana McCaulay. Our virtual gatherings will be from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
“Daylight Come” is a story that takes place in the year 2084 when climate change compels the inhabitants of the Caribbean island of Bajacu to sleep during the day and work at night. Living to the age of 60 is deemed a miracle, as most individuals perish before reaching 40. Confronted with restricted access to sustenance, water, and education, mother Bibi and her fourteen-year-old daughter Sorrel make the decision to flee the city and head for higher ground in the interior. Daylight Come is a great story, a call to action, and a meditation on love and lost beauty.
Diana McCaulay is an award-winning Jamaican writer and environmental activist. In this book, she portrays a realistic image of how Caribbean people are grappling with the impacts of climate change. She also interweaves themes of grief, trauma, survival, mother-daughter relationships, and morality, which renders this story universal and deeply poignant.
On October 11th, there will be collaborative learning focused on the science fiction genre and climate change.
On October 18th, we will have the honor of the book’s author, Diana McCaulay, joining us.
On October 25th, there will be a collaborative sharing of ideas for implementing these concepts in the classroom.
*Please note that registration (which includes a free copy of the book and other resources) REQUIRES MANDATORY ATTENDANCE in ALL THREE of the virtual meetings. If you are unable to participate in any of these meetings, we kindly ask that you refrain from proceeding with registration and leave the spot open for someone who can participate fully. You can participate in our next Reading Circle, which comes in November! Thank you!!
*22 spots are available.
*Please note that you must be an educator based in Saskatchewan to participate.